The 28-year-old showcased an outstanding performance, scoring an unbeaten 323 from 160 balls.
His innings was adorned with 33 fours and 21 sixes, boasting a remarkable strike rate of 201.88. This achievement places him with the fourth-best strike rate among all batters with a minimum of 200 runs in an innings. Additionally, this performance stands as the highest strike rate by an Indian batter in first-class cricket.
In the Ranji Trophy Plate Group match against Arunachal Pradesh, Hyderabad batsman Tanmay Agarwal delivered a remarkable performance by smashing an unbeaten 323 off just 160 balls. This explosive innings propelled the hosts to a total of 529 runs in a mere 48 overs, achieving an impressive run rate of 11.02. Here are some noteworthy statistics from this dominating display:
- Tanmay Agarwal completed his triple century in 147 balls, establishing a new record for the fastest triple century in the history of first-class cricket by balls taken. This feat broke the previous record set by Marco Marais, who achieved a triple century in 191 balls for Border against Eastern Province in 2017.
- Tanmay reached this milestone in 183 minutes, making it the second-quickest triple century by time taken. The only instance quicker was Denis Compton’s triple century in 181 minutes (261 balls) for MCC against North Eastern Transvaal in 1948.
- He shattered various records, including Ishan Kishan’s, for the highest number of sixes in an innings in India’s premier domestic tournament. Tanmay Agarwal struck an impressive 21 sixes during his innings, surpassing Kishan’s count by seven.
- Agarwal also played a crucial role in a colossal 440-run partnership for the opening wicket with Rahul Singh Gahlaut, achieving this feat in just 40.2 overs. However, the Hyderabad skipper was eventually dismissed for 185 off 105 deliveries.
While achieving his triple century, Tanmay Agarwal surpassed the 39-year-old record held by legendary Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri for the fastest double century by an Indian in first-class cricket.